Serving Tea To Friends
March 2012 – present
As a writer, editor, and social media manager for Serving Tea To Friends my life is steeped (pun intended) in the the lady blog. As a writer, I have the responsibility and pleasure of writing about the concerns, wishes, and idyll thoughts of other women my age, reminding all us ladies that, as a sex, we are not alone; writing about crushes has never been so meaningful. As an editor I proof and post the majority of the posts that appear on the site. And as the social media manager I update the Facebook page, Twitter account, and Tumblr account for each new post.
January 2012 – August 2012
As an AmeriCorps member my goal is to serve the need. At Volunteer Southern Arizona, I work with a team to create and facilitate weekly volunteer opportunities for youth 11 to 18 that fills a community need. I coordinate weekend episodic projects as well as week-long summer projects that are service-learning based and go deeper than filling a community need by volunteering. I also plan events for national service days and participate in AmeriCorps days of service.
The Rogue Theatre
August 2009 – May 2012
I volunteered with the Rogue Theatre, a local theatre company that produces intelligent, thought-provoking theatre for three seasons. As Snack Bar Manager I was responsible for developing a strong working relationship with our caterer partner and satisfying patrons. As a core volunteer, I was responsible for filling in the cracks and, when called upon, saving the day.
December 2010 – January 2011
For a month I traded my Christmas break for the mountains of northern Peru working in a Wawa Wasi, a government sponsored daycare where children have access to balanced meals and a safe place to play while their parents work. I brought arts and crafts to a town that didn’t even sell construction paper.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
December 2009 – December 2010
Through Big Brothers Big Sisters, I met and mentored the most amazing ten year old girl. She and I spent several weekends together a month, exploring her education opportunities and discussing her goals or just spending an afternoon covered in paint; simply enjoying ourselves. She taught be volumes and I did the same for her.
University of Arizona Young Democrats
May 2007 – August 2009
As a member, I participated in weekly volunteer based activities to support local and national candidates. In 2008 I served on the executive board as the Campus Relations Chair, a post that focused on community outreach and cooperation. In this post, I was not only responsible for working with and having a presence on campus, but attended local and state organized planning and training meetings.
Foundation for Animals In Risk (FAIR)
2003 – 2005
FAIR was a huge part of my life. I worked for several years in middle and high school at their adoption sites attending to animal happiness and helping with adoptions. The greatest challenge was not falling in love with all of the dogs and cats I took care of – which eventually failed, and I adopted my pup of almost nine years, a deaf Dalmatian I named Dot Com, from one of our adoption sites.
American Lung Association – Executive Youth Council
1999 – 2006
Through my mom’s work, I participated in the Executive Youth Council in the effort to pass legislation to ban smoking in public spaces, tobacco cessation, and education. I helped by participating in a number of protests, speaking out publicly, teaching at schools, and a number of other activities to achieve the goal of a smoke-free southern Arizona.
Episodic Volunteer Work
Sonoran Glass School
Tucson Festival of Books
Borton Elementary School
Pima Animal Care Center
Las Milpitas/Tucson Community Food Bank
Tucson High Magnet School
Arizona Public Media
The Flandrau Science Center
American Lung Association